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RE: Multiple Text Decoration Values

From: Bigelow, Jim (XHTML-Print) <jim.bigelow@hp.com>
Date: Thu, 1 Jul 2004 17:57:12 -0600
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 Matthew.van.Eerde@hbinc.com  wrote:
> > From: Tantek Çelik [mailto:tantek@cs.stanford.edu]
> > On 5/9/04 10:21 AM, "Boris Zbarsky" <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU> wrote:
> > > Is it 
> > > worth keeping in the spec at all?
> > 
> > I don't think so.
> 
> I do.  If authors want to blink things, it's much more ...

Clearly, this is matter of style and opinion.  

My personal opinion is that in general twirling logos, blinking text, bells, sirens, and whistles a bad idea and show an under developed sense of style and presentation -- similar to what Edward Tufte terms "Chart Junk" [1] -- and is decoration intended to substitute for the hard work of producing excellent content. 

Jim

[1] http://www.washington.edu/computing/training/561/zz-tufte.html#Chartjunk
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